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"Author of two poetry books (Ten Last Night), Viggo Mortensen has an interesting way with words. On Don't Tell Me What To Do , Viggo reads his stuff while jazz music flows away nicely in the background. The whole things comes off very dada and oblique, and sounds very much like a reading you might hear in your local artsy coffee shop."

[Follow this link for more information on the CD, "Don't Tell Me What to Do" by Viggo Mortensen.]

"The Actor, who speaks Spanish and Danish as well as English, has a new poetry CD called One Less Thing to Worry About He mines his day job in his verse, which is of the spare, dark, ruminating kind, as in Edit : "The man you were/ For one short season/ Has been pruned/ Removed/ To a well-groomed graveyard/ That smells like popcorn." Although the acting gig is the breadwinner, "If I could make money on poetry," Mortensen says, "I would still act. When they work, they work on the same level."

[Follow this link to the actual article "What Rhymes with Demi?" that appeared in Time.]

Viggo CD Postcard

[From a postcard advertising the C.D. release reading of
"One Less Thing To Worry About" (photo by Pieter Lessing)]

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